We have related for readers in prior blog posts the status of Georgia as being within a distinct minority of states to not provide legal counsel to indigent parents involved in child support matters. Several thousand parents facing civil contempt charges were incarcerated in state jails last year after state attorneys commenced litigation against them for failure to pay their support obligations.
We reported recently on a Georgia-related topic that is garnering an increasing amount of national attention, namely, the incarceration of persons deemed "deadbeat parents" by the state for their delinquency on child support payments (please see our January 9 blog post).
Georgia is one of only a handful of states across the country that does not provide lawyers to indigent parents who are facing civil contempt charges in child support matters.
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A lawsuit filed earlier this week in Fulton County Superior Court spotlights indigent parents in Georgia who have been jailed or imprisoned for their inability to pay child support. The case challenges the state's assumption that "deadbeat parents" who are locked up because of failure to pay should not be accorded the same right to legal counsel that indigents charged with other crimes have.